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“Gorgeous Room, Fine Service” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn San Diego Central
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5400 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111   |  
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Ranked #29 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Santa Cruz, California
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“Gorgeous Room, Fine Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Four family members enjoyed fine accommodations. A full kitchen with all accoutrements, master bedroom with French doors, sofa bed in adjoining room and an upstairs loft with a queen bed. The beds were extremely comfortable; the rooms including two full bathrooms were very clean. The villa we stayed in was very quiet. We spent time in the spa and swam in the pool which was warm. The buffet breakfasts offered considerable choices: scrambled eggs, hot oatmeal, waffles, yogurt, sausages, fruit and gourmet coffee. The service was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: The villa was perfect for a family. It was a relief to return in the evenings after difficult visit...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Hi Veetsala! Thank you so much for your review of our Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. I am so happy that you were able to take advantage of the pool, spa and the other wonderful amenities we offer. You are welcome back any time. Happy travels and thanks again.

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Jonathan Correll
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We just returned from a three-night stay at this wonderful Residence Inn, which was our second time staying at this hotel. This Residence Inn is the condo-style so you feel like you are in an apartment rather than a hotel. It has been renovated since our first visit and is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are beautifully furnished and have everything you could want; sitting area, dining table and kitchen. The bathroom is great as there is a large counter area and plenty of room to put things away if you want to. There is a large mirror beside the counter which is perfect for those of us who can't see without glasses to put make-up on. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable.

I love the location of this Residence Inn...it's convenient to everywhere in San Diego and the outlying areas. The grounds are lovely and a great place for walking if you have a dog with you. There is a nice patio with fire pit which many people were enjoying while we were there.

The breakfast was great with lots of variety. I believe they also serve a light dinner three nights a week.

About the staff.....WONDERFUL! The customer service here is just the best. If you are looking for the perfect place to stay in San Diego, the Residence Inn San Diego Central would be it. I highly recommend this hotel and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Hi 388lovetravelin! Thank you so much for your comments regarding our Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. I love the fact that enjoyed our newly renovated hotel and all the amenities that we offer. I was especially pleased to hear that the staff was able to deliver exceptional service. We work hard to exceed our guest's expectations and I am so happy that we were able to hit the mark. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to hosting you on your next trip.



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Chillicothe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic amenities.... Complimentary breakfast is over the top, best and cleanest I have ever experienced. Friendly staff. Cozy patio fireplace available for quiet time. Clean room with everything you need available without asking! Wonderful housekeeping staff. Thank you RI for such a wonderful weekend! Will definitely stay here again!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Hi Janey W! Thank you so much for your review of our Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality and service and I am so happy that we delivered. The guests love our newly renovated suites and public areas. I will share your comments with the entire staff to let them know that their hard work and spirit to serve makes a difference. Tahnks again!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed here for business. Although located in an industrial area, the experience was one of the loveliest we've had at a Residence Inn. Our suite was large, beautifully maintained, the staff was very friendly and there were plenty of places to walk our dog. It's centrally located in San Diego, we felt very safe and the price was reasonable for the amenities offered.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Hi srir8286 and thank you so much for the positive review of our hotel, the Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central. I am so happy you enjoyed our newly renovated hotel and look forward to sharing your comments with our entire staff at our next employee luncheon. Your comments reinforce our purpose. Thank you again!

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Fallbrook, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

On December 21, 2013 my grand daughter and I stayed at this hotel to celebrate my birthday. The front desk clerks, Michelle and Jose were very friendly and helpful and made our stay a night to remember. We enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi in which they told us we would enjoy. If we had any questions they were right there to help us out. The whole Inn was beautiful and the rooms were large, very clean and had everything possible you could think of us to use. Refridgerators, stoves, ovens, microwaves, dishes, pots, pans, etc. etc. Our room was like a home away from home. Large flat screen tvs, couches, kitchen tables and decorated so beautiful. The breakfast the Inn provided for free was about the best I have ever had. They offered waffles with every kind of topping possible, eggs, biscuits and gravy, bagels, potatoes, toast, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit and fruit juices, coffee, teas, hot chocolate and thats

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Hi dana a! Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent stay!. You truly started my day out in a wondrous fashion! I am happy that you were able to take advantage of the facilities and that our staff was able to exceed your expectations. Michelle and Jose are both superstars and I am so happy that I am able to work with both of them. They understand the meaning of guest service and both consistently deliver. I am glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and will let the breakfast staff know that they are doing a great job. I will personally thank Michelle and Jose for their service and share your comments with the entire staff at our next all-employee gathering. Happy travels and we look forward to hosting you on your return.


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Superior, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We typically stay 11-14 days a year, so this hotel worked perfectly. The unit was a condo-style with separate bed and bath for our girls, and my wife and I had our privacy downstairs. The breakfast room was busy but continually stocked, and they had night meals with beer and wine some nights.

The staff was very friendly, and accommodated our youngest daughter's 6th birthday party outside with no problems. Probably the best feature was the location. It's close to everything!

The border, Balboa park and our relatives in Lakeside were all within a 25 minute drive or less. Did not have a chance to use the fireplace, but they sell logs at the front desk.

Room Tip: Ask for a penthouse unit if you have children and want some privacy.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Hi Chris G and thanks so much for your review of our property. I am so happy that we were able to have such a positive impact on you and your family. I am happy that your daughter's party went so well and that the staff was able to meet the needs of your family or breakfast. I agree that the penthouse suites are a great choice families with children. Our staff works extremely hard to provide exceptional service and an exceptional experience and I am very happy to share your feedback with our entire staff at our next all-employee gathering. Thanks again and happy travels!

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Jonathan Correll
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West Suffield, Ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The staff is very friendly and they are the best. We were there for 3 months and it was super. We like to watch TV to relax and the channels have much to be desired. We ended up buying a Wifi blue ray player and subscribing to Netflix. That was fine for us. Our place was nice, close to things. I worked nearby and did not have to deal with traffic. It's close to the freeways, so it easy to get places. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hale1922, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Central, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Hi Renald G! Thanks for your feedback on your recent stay and thanks for the nice compliments. Our staff works hard to deliver awesome service and I am happy that we were able to exceed your expectations. Our property was purpose-built for extended stay travelers such as yourself and your comments serve to reinforce this concept. Hopefully your travels will bring you back to San Diego in the future and we can host you again.

Safe travels and only the best in 2014!

Jonathan Correll
General Manager
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Address: 5400 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA 92111
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Central 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn by Marriott® San Diego Central Kearny Mesa is an upscale San Diego, California extended stay all-suite, apartment style hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the inland area of San Diego County. With easy access to Interstates 5, 805, and 15, we're the perfect home base for excursions to the many popular attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Beautiful La Jolla, Mission Valley, Coronado Island, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World Adventure Park®, LEGOLAND®, and the vast sunny beaches of San Diego are just short drives from our all-suite upscale hotel in Central San Diego. The San Diego International Airport is about 15 minutes from the hotel as is downtown San Diego and the many attractions that America's Finest City has to offer. Whether you are staying a few days or an extended period, our apartment style suites are sure to make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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